Of course not. No one is. Even suicide bombers, who give their lives to kill others, only do so because they believe that this brings them lucrative Paradise, the image of a saint on earth and much money to the family members they leave behind. And, to be “fair” to them, they often have an idealism in which they see hatred as a great way to improve the world. Someone clouded their moral compass at a very young age.
A hero is not someone who believes in something at the risk of losing it all. Hitler did. A hero is someone who’s true to herself or himself.
We don’t need more daredevils ready to die for their principles. Where are people who will dare to live in accordance with their deepest beliefs?
Nike celebrated 30 years Just Do It and didn’t lose everything doing so.
They picked an African-American, and a militant one for that matter. Not some aggressor or an advocate for war, but rather someone who’s not taking racism lightly. That is a nice stand from Nike against racism.
Though we could do with less stereotyping Blacks as great at sports and music and more as scientists and therapists.
And too bad they didn’t pick a minority woman. When promoting fast feet wear, why not think of multi-tasking humans?
And now, Nike has politicized its brand. Buying Nikes became a statement against bigotry while neo-conservatives now need to burn them. Kind of ridiculous.
I think that it would be better against US racism if Nike cut out all racism at its factories and then share their position as an example of making good stuff and creating a better world for all in one go (pun not intended).
Did you hear about research that running shoes may actually hurt you? More specifically: your joints. Isn’t this more than you want to sacrifice? Ever thought why Ethiopian runners that win marathons run barefoot?
Anyway, their products are way too expensive and try to make snobs out of young people from families that don’t have that kind of money. Forbid designer shoes and clothes at schools and sports clubs! Just Don’t Do It.